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Andyyav
 


Member Since: 22 May 2019
Location: Norfolk
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4
Roof rack spare wheel carrier

Managed to snap up a prospeed roof rack from a fellow member Very Happy now looking at adding some accessories, anyone used or know of a suitable spare wheel carrier that will fit and provide good security? I’ve seen prospeeds but I’m not sure I like it if that makes sense! I’m wondering if a defender rear door set up with a cover is possible?
  
Post #212133015th Feb 2020 9:50 pm
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Lightwater
 


Member Since: 22 Oct 2018
Location: Sydney NB
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Australia 

The bar under the crossbars, there are blocks of aluminium inside each crossbar so the Allen bolts aren't actually screwed into the crossbars as such, drilled & tapped M6, some nylon washers between the crossbars & bracket.

Have done over 3,000 km on corrugated roads with this setup. I put a pin through the bottom of the bolt for safety so it can't unscrew. I lock the wheel on with a heavy bike wire lock, but a battery angle grinder would cut through it. Only so much one can do!

The drilled aluminium is 5083 alloy 12mm thick 50mm wide, covered with 3 x 50mm anodised aluminium.

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Post #212390526th Feb 2020 7:09 am
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Andyyav
 


Member Since: 22 May 2019
Location: Norfolk
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

I like it Thumbs Up hadn’t considered anything like that, storage inside the wheel is awesome
  
Post #212738911th Mar 2020 8:18 pm
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Lightwater
 


Member Since: 22 Oct 2018
Location: Sydney NB
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Glad to provide some ideas. I couldn't find anything suitable for my situation, mostly a weight issue, but fitting everything on the roof was necessary as we have less room in the car compared to you guys! Still have far too much when fully loaded, but we get the fuel off the roof ASAP & put the solar panels in the car for rough roads.

There were some some modifications to the aluminium plate (4mm 5083 alloy) inside the wheel as it was bolted down differently. One usually gets it right by the third go!

I needed as much fuel as possible & this provided another 2 x 5L, so 50L all up. Rims are 18" but now have larger 255/60R18 tyres.

The cradle was bent up out of mostly 3 x 40mm anodised flat bar bent by hand or in a vise or over the edge or a table, all drilled & tapped & Nyloc nuts. 3 x 20mm 316 stainless in roof crossbars, tapped for bolts.

These are 2 x 2 x 10L cradles, but the same principle as the 2 x 5L.


I did have a roof platform 20kg. Crossbars from another manufacturer would allow 100kg, so I use 4 LR crossbars to spread the load, net saving 16.4kg.
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Ceekay
 


Member Since: 17 May 2009
Location: Bury, Lancs
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United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

Loving the kit looks like its definitely the business for your neck of the woods. Not really loads of miles of corrugations back in old Blighty so Prospeeds version more that adequate for our tarmac and a little green laning and more besides. Thumbs Up

Gratuitous piccy

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D3 HSE MY06 missing her already 
 
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1967jester
 


Member Since: 05 May 2010
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England 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

Likewise no issues with the Prospeed carrier, have done a fair few miles on & off tarmac with it in situ, can’t see it with the wheel up there either way 🤷‍♂️

 Paul.

06 Java Black HSE - gone
12 Baltic Blue HSE - gone
15 Fuji HSE Lux
Club Biscuits, mmmm nice!
Traxide/Luna hybrid & Yellow top
Some Prospeed bits
+ some other stuff
Club N.E.R.D.s. 
 
Post #212754612th Mar 2020 2:51 pm
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pwheeldon
 


Member Since: 15 Jan 2020
Location: West Yorks
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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Jester, Can you put up some more pics / details of what you have on your rack please?
 Discovery 3 SE 2005 Manual Zambezi Silver
Range Rover Sport HSE 2006 Black
Aston Martin DB7 VV 
 
Post #212754912th Mar 2020 2:55 pm
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1967jester
 


Member Since: 05 May 2010
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England 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

Having an issue loading pics at the mo, however (from front):
Aux lights on a plinth (now available from Prospeed though not on website)
Maxtraxx Recovery Boards
Custom Wolf Box Bag (2 boxes)
Spare
Water & Fuel in Prospeed holders
Shovel (Quick Fist clamps)
Foxwing awning using 3 Custom made brackets

Ladder also adapted to take a Laser Utility 45 rear work light.

All kit Raptor coated

 Paul.

06 Java Black HSE - gone
12 Baltic Blue HSE - gone
15 Fuji HSE Lux
Club Biscuits, mmmm nice!
Traxide/Luna hybrid & Yellow top
Some Prospeed bits
+ some other stuff
Club N.E.R.D.s. 
 
Post #212755112th Mar 2020 3:16 pm
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pwheeldon
 


Member Since: 15 Jan 2020
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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Cheers Paul. Cool set up, love it! Cool name too!
 Discovery 3 SE 2005 Manual Zambezi Silver
Range Rover Sport HSE 2006 Black
Aston Martin DB7 VV 
 
Post #212756112th Mar 2020 4:02 pm
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Andyyav
 


Member Since: 22 May 2019
Location: Norfolk
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

Some nice set ups and ideas there, Cool light guards and wolf boxes added to the list! now where’s that credit card!! Laughing
  
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